Being a market leader in global sourcing & delivering branded merchandise, we take our obligation to work with only the most reputable suppliers extremely seriously. The welfare of all people connected to our company is at the heart of our philosophy and thus every factory we engage is assessed for good working conditions and fair treatment of staff.
We understand how important it is to you and your brand integrity that your manufacturing partner sticks rigidly to fair working practices. We conduct our business in an ethical manner and we expect our business partners to share our Corporate Social Responsibility concerns, thus we use our Standards of Vendor Engagement (SOVE) in vetting and selecting our suppliers.
Our CSR Standards provide detailed information to factories about requirements and best practices for meeting our expectations. Furthermore, it is crucial that all factories with which we work develop the necessary processes and procedures for sustaining compliance on an on-going basis.
A large number of our manufacturing partners already have up to date SMETA (Sedex framework), BSCI and Wrap audits. Where required, we conduct independent third party social and environmental audits on all new suppliers to ensure they achieve positive evaluations before any work is contracted.